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Looked like only the Asus 780 was 4999, the others were 4399 - so maybe that's just the Asus premium.

Yes indeed.
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Ah soz, have no clue how to get my link working for you guys. You got the central point of it though anyways.

Szeged, dont just convert listed price to US price and call it a day; AU i pay US$880 for the same card you pay US$750 for, and that's accounting for the respective dollar value differences. Different regions set different prices; the thing to look for is how the price of item X (the R2D2) stacks up against item Y (the 780), then you can predict what the price difference will be for your region.

It's hard to guestimate what the cost of the R2D2's will be at this point, since the Asus stock at this store seems to be slightly inflated when contrasted against other manufacturers' stocks of the same product.

Edit: Fixed original link
Edited by fleetfeather - 9/28/13 at 1:03am
    
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Their galaxy 780 hof is at Β₯4699.00 and in newegg at $689.99 so if my calculation is correct, the Asus Radeon R9 290X bundled with BF4 should be around $735. Maybe the price is a bit higher in that country, I don't know.
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Originally Posted by fleetfeatherΒ View Post

Ah soz, have no clue how to get my link working for you guys. You got the central point of it though anyways.

Szeged, dont just convert listed price to US price and call it a day; AU i pay US$880 for the same card you pay US$750 for, and that's accounting for the respective dollar value differences. Different regions set different prices; the thing to look for is how the price of item X (the R2D2) stacks up against item Y (the 780), then you can predict what the price difference will be for your region.

It's hard to guestimate what the cost of the R2D2's will be at this point, since the Asus stock at this store seems to be slightly inflated when contrasted against other manufacturers' stocks of the same product.

Edit: Fixed original link

i know, im just saying that the listed price was 816 in USD, but then again, US usually pays way less for gpus than most other countries, so around $650 usd seems about right.

also asus charging a premium price for the same thing as everyone else, cant forget that.
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Them specs: Β This is a joke...

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  • After-sales service:Β Shop-guarantees
  • Memory capacity:Β 2GB
  • Brand:Β Asus/ASUS
  • ASUS:Β Other ASUS models
  • Graphics chipset type:Β nVIDIA
  • NVIDIA chip model:Β GTX680
  • Display chip manufacturing processes:Β 65 nm
  • Interface standard:Β PCI Express X16
  • Output interface:Β HDMI
  • Memory bandwidth:Β 128bit
  • Video memory type:Β GDDR3
  • Graphics chips:Β Other graphics chipset series
  • Color:Β Brand new
  • Time to market:Β In 2008
  • Line number:Β 2,688
  • Core frequency:Β 900MHz
  • Video memory frequency:Β 6000MHz

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839 USD? OMG I just get the GTX 780. Best performance for price.

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Asus top graphic cards command higher prices than most other cards - depending how much Asus tweaks from the reference card - this one might be a ROG or BF4 edition.
Also depends if AMD wants a price war with NVidia or some beefier profits; AMD will probably start with a higher price and collect sales data to start projecting profit maximization curves assuming NVidia's respone, then make up their minds for whatever pricing strategy benefits them.
Launching with BF4 will give them some opening to raise prices as well - consumer does not know if the BF4 was 'free' with the card and so on.
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I read earlier that AMD is enforcing reference designs for the R2D2 for at least a little while after launch, so I'm not sure if a higher "non-reference" price is on the table yet
    
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800 dollars and Battlefield 4? Two ripoffs for one high price!
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Take these prices with a salt of salt. NCIX was pricing the GTX 780 at $749 prior to release. It's just a place holder price, it doesn't mean anything. When it was released NCIX sold it for $649-$679 on release day.
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